More than 25% of subscriptions originate from the Substack app
might you be able to make it possible, please, to use the app to edit our substacks? Rather than having solely do to so via desktop???
I love love LOVE no ads on the app. It is so refreshing and makes it a wonderful experience.
To be fair, the app is great for several reasons.
- No ads
- Smooth UI/UX
If there's anything I would recommend, it'll be the possibility of writers to write on the app and not only read/comment.
As always, thank you for including writers as part of the conversation as all of this develops!
Would love an increase in the catégories for the newsletters. I’ve picked health and wellness as one if mine but my focus is really mental health and j feel like it gets lost in the health and wellness category
Would love to see Substack allow readers to search for publications by language, so that all publications written in a particular language (other than English) would pop up. Do you have this feature in the works? Perhaps this could simply involve an improved search function for tags, with writers tagging their publications in the Writers Dashboard with the name of the language in which they are written.
The app is great for podcasts too! I just published one with Fengsuo Zhou, a brave man who was a student leader of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989.
I'm a writer who never uses apps for anything (I hate doing any kind of meaningful or thoughtful work on my phone, and I don't like to be a slave to my devices any more than I already am), but I appreciate the careful, thoughtful nature in which this app has been included.
Before Substack, i have tried every email/newsletter tool since 1999. From mailchimp to it’s predecessors to various other platforms like medium, ghost and others and I can say Substack trumps them all. This is why I have invested in the company.
This article has some very good ideas to help writers grow and I hope my piece on Subscriber growth can help you further in boosting your growth.
I've really wnjoyed engaging with readers through the app and notes
Hi there! I adore the app! Would be so pleased to see dashboard and edit functionality on it for writers one day! As a parent to three small kids, I'm not always able to be glued to my desk, but I do sometimes have free time while out and about to check in on work/writing and would love to be able to do that on the go!
The app has been a terrific driver of traffic and new subscribers for me. After about 50 posts and nearly six months, I am nearing the point of converting pledges to paid subscribers. Loving the Substack culture and ecosystem!
Substack is now my home.
Feel good to feel supported.
When searching for publications and authors I find the search results don't always pull up what I've typed. Is there a filter tab that could help narrow down a search based on author name, publication name, category of content?
Also when subscribing to a new publication, the recommended publications pop up to subscribe as well but I'm not inclined to subscribe to newsletters I know nothing about.
Is there a way to add the bio under each recommendation?
If I knew more I might subscribe but not because a new author I found recommends.
Just some thoughts.
Also, I am looking to possibly going the paid route and I see monthly yearly and one time payment options but is there a way to donate any amount? Like a non profit option? Or even bi-annually?
Or what about membership for substack monthly that allows for say, 3 publications and then add-ons kind of like Audible...
Again, just thoughts.
Substack App + Notes = time warp
Not sure what the percentage of writers to readers (who don't have a Substack) is, but I'd like to have some suggestions from the Substack team about how we, as writers, can help bring more readers to Notes. I know we can invite our subscribers. It would be awesome to have some 'marketing speak' to share with subscribers that explained the value of joining Notes, how they can do it, and what they could do once they get there. I'd like to invite my readers gradually, over the course of several of my posts, by creating some value that would entice them to join, rather than simply sending them all an email asking them to sign in to Notes. Not sure if I'm explaining that right, but hopefully you get the idea. It seems to me that more readers on Notes will help continue to make it more viable and exciting. I believe that we would all want to help.